Kanopy Dance Company presents Martha Graham: In Her Footsteps.

February 6-8, 2015
Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

Presented by Stone House and Custer Financial Servicies

Grace, hope, beauty, tenderness: uplifting human cornerstones for expanding above the shadows of war…

In homage to the founder, we present selections from Martha Graham’s iconic Appalachian Spring, danced to Aaron Copeland’s uplifting music. Debuted at the height of WW II, it is an American dance of grace and expansive hope.

Miki Orihara, Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform a solo from her recent concert ‘Resonance’ that premiered at LaMama, NYC.

Lisa Thurrell’s powerful ‘Miserere’ (Have Mercy), International Bonnie Bird Choreography Award nominee, reveals humankind’s struggle to reach the divine. Robert E. Cleary premiers an homage; and Kanopy will perform NYC choreographer Stanley Love’s ‘Bonewash.’

Re-staging of selections from Appalachian Spring licensed through Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Feb 6, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Martha Graham: In her Footsteps for admittance. Artists will discuss Martha Graham’s legacy and work.

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Master class with Miki Orihara

Saturday February 7th, 11:00am-12:30pm
Kanopy Dance Studio
341 State Street

Space is Limited, payment and registration must be received to insure space in class. Everyone must register online. Payment may be PayPal or check mailed to:
Kanopy Dance
341 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Fee: $25.


Miki Orihara is best known for her 25 year career as Principal Dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, for which she earned a Bessie Award in 2011. She has performed on Broadway in “The King and I”, and with Elisa Monte, SITI Company, PierGroupDance, Lotuslotus and in productions by Twyla Tharp, and Robert Wilson. Orihara has presented her choreography in New York and Tokyo most recently in her solo concert, “Resonance” at La MaMa, NYC. She is a sought after teacher and coach working with the Kirov Ballet, Japan’s New National Theater Ballet School, the Ailey School, New York University, The Hartt School, L’ete de la Danse (Paris) and is Dance Director for Mishmash*Miki Orihara.


Tuition: Master class with Miki Orihara

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